Cathay Pacific Business Class to Bangkok via Hong Kong

I always wanted to try or test Cathay Pacific´s business class product. In June this year I finally had the chance to do so.

As I needed a flight from Jakarta to Bangkok during my Southeast Asia trip, I used some of my Airberlin topbonus miles and booked Cathay flights via Hong Kong – both in C.

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Shortly before boarding CX752 to Hong Kong

Boarding began on time and business class passengers and One World frequent fliers were offered to board first.

Soon I was seated on 20A. Cathay´s business class section on the A330 is divided into two compartments. My seat was in the rear part.

As the C class was quite empty, the flight attendant asked me if I wanted to sit in the forward part. I agreed and upon I was seated in my new seat (16A), they offered me something to drink and a hot towel.

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Seat 16A

Cathay Pacific uses the reverse herringbone seating, which offers every seat separate aisle access as well as privacy. This product is perfect for solo travellers.

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Reverse herringbone seating

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Reverse herringbone seating

We left Jakarta at 5.30 a.m. local time. Shortly before we reached our cruising altitude, the on board service commenced and a delicious breakfast was served.

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Delicious breakfast at 38.000 ft

After having finished breakfast, I converted my seat into a comfortable bed and took a nap.

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Comfortable seat / bed

We flew along Singapore and the Vietnamese coastline, before we reached the Chinese mainland about 4 hours later.

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Somewhere near Singapore

The weather in Hong Kong was really bad. Therefore it was not possible to see anything of the city or surroundings during approach. Just as we had established on the localizer for the ILS, the countryside became visible. We touched on a wet runway 25R and taxied to our gate.

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Slowing down on Hong Kong´s runway 25R

I only had a tight connecting time of about 1 hour, before my next flight to Bangkok was scheduled to depart. The boarding started 2 minutes after I reached my new gate – good timing.

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Gate 1 for the flight to Thailand

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B-LAR

This time I was seated in 15K, which is also located in the front part of the business class. This time load factor (in Y as well as C) was notably higher than on the previous flight.

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Seat 15K

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Seat 15K

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Remote control, reading light & seat adjustment

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Menu card and welcome drink

We left rainy Hong Kong via runway 25L and set course for Thailand.

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Departing Hong Kong

During this flight the cabin crew offered a meal, where we could choose from three different menus.

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Lunch being served

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Pan fried beef fillet, tomato and onion sauce, choy sum and steamed jasmine rice

For dessert they had different kinds of Häagen-Dazs ice cream – yummy!

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Häagen-Dazs ice cream

The flight was smooth and enjoyable. A little later we started our descent and after a flying time of about 1,5 hours we touched down in Bangkok.


Bottom line: Cathay Pacific´s business class is lovely! The seats as well as the service are great. Both crews were very attentive and made these flights enjoyable. I´m really looking forward to my next flights with CX.

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